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ACS Cancer Research Program Mediastinal Lymph Node Station Survey

The American College of Surgeons Cancer Research Program (ACS CRP) is conducting a survey on the identification of mediastinal lymph node stations as a follow-up to the publication of the Operative Standards for Cancer Surgery manuals. As lung cancer staging and prognosis rely on appropriate lymph node assessment, we would like to identify how best to teach accurate mediastinal lymph node staging.

This brief survey is designed to see how surgeons are currently identifying the different mediastinal nodal stations. We are interested in gathering responses from general thoracic surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons, and general surgeons who perform thoracic surgery.

We appreciate your time – the survey contains seven questions and should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Your responses are anonymous. You will be able to review the correct answers to the questions after submitting some demographic information. Links to additional educational reference materials are available on the last page, which we hope will be useful to your practice. The deadline for completing the survey is August 15, 2020.

Mediastinal Lymph Node Survey Link

If you have any technical issues with the survey, please contact Linda Zheng at For questions about the study, please contact Chi-Fu Jeffrey Yang at